District History

LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION HISTORY

1944     Detroit Lutheran High School is opened at 1000 W. Grand Boulevard
              with 168 students.

 

1947     First graduation with a class of 70 students.

 

1951     Detroit Lutheran High School is moved to 5040 Joy Road.

 

1957     Lutheran East and Lutheran West are built.

 

1969     Combined enrollment has reached 1,300.

 

1971     Gyms are built at East and West with funds from the Dollar-A-Month Club.

 

1972     Lutheran North is started with 65 students at Gethsemane Lutheran
             Church in Rochester.

 

1974     Lutheran North moves into a new building in Macomb Township.

 

1978     Lutheran Northwest is started with 62 students at Prince of Peace
             Lutheran Church in
Farmington Hills. The combined enrollment
             has reached a record of 1,918 students.

 

1979    The Grand Club is established with 50 members at the fist annual
            Christmas celebration.

 

1984    The Lutheran Education Foundation is established.

 

1986    Lutheran Westland is started with 123 students.

 

1987    Lutheran West and Lutheran North are named National Exemplary Schools.

 

1995     Lutheran West is closed and sold.

 

1995    The 50th anniversary of the Lutheran High School Association is celebrated.

 

1997    Lutheran North is renovated and expanded with a wing of classrooms,
             a second gym, and fine arts performance area.

 

1999    Lutheran Northwest’s gym is expanded into a field-house and fine arts
             performance area.

 

2000    Lutheran South is started with 12 students at Trinity Lutheran Church
             in
Monroe.

 

2001    Lutheran South is relocated to a six room portable classroom building on
             the property of Christ Our Shepherd in
Newport

 

2001    Lutheran Westland is renovated and expanded with a second gym, lobby,
             locker-rooms, and fine arts performance area.

 

2004    Lutheran East is closed, and students merged into Lutheran Northwest.

 

2006   The Lutheran High School Association Administrative Office is relocated
            to a new addition to Lutheran Northwest which also includes two additional
            classrooms.

2007    A gym is built at Lutheran South.

2008   The faculty of the Lutheran High School Association schools develop a unified
 standards based curriculum.

2011    Lutheran South academic wing and school offices are added.

2016    Lutheran South is closed.